What are stem cells?
Where do they come from?
What are their applications?
Why are they ethically controversial?
What is going on abroad and in Bulgaria?
lectures in Bulgarian, in an accessible language, given by professionals
Specialised keynote lecture - in English (following public talks):
‘Embryonic Stem Cell Engineering - Future Applications in Biology and Medicine'
Dr Andrew J.H. Smith
(Institute for Stem Cell Research, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
The symposium will consist of a series of talks by professionals, for the public and for scientists.
The Symposium will not tell you what to think, but provide you with up-to-date information and let you consider the facts and form your opinion on this rapidly advancing scientific field. Let's be informed!
In the week following this Symposium will take place another in the series of ESTOOLS T.E.L.E.S.C.O.P.E. events. It will link students at the First English Language School in Sofia (FELS) with Liberton High School in Edinburgh.
Are you a first-time visitor to this website? click on more information next to each item below for a quick introduction (the information will open in a new window):
Do you have a question...
about the overall organisation? contact Andrew Smith or Veronika Ganeva
from the media? contact Veronika Ganeva or Nelly Petrova
how to attend the event? go to registration webpage
information about ESTOOLS? contact Andrew Smith
Miss Veronika Ganeva
PhD student in stem cell and developmental biology
University of Edinburgh
Hugh Robson Building, George Square
EH8 9XD Edinburgh, UK
Mr. Andrew J.T. Smith
ESTOOLS Project Manager
c227 Alfred Denny Building, BMS / University of Sheffield
Western Bank, S10 2TN Sheffield, UK
Mrs Nelly Petrova
Principal - First English Language School
60 Dondukov Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
Dr. Andrew J.H. Smith
Principal Investigator - University of Edinburgh
Institute for Stem Cell Research
The Roger Land Building, King's Buildings
West Mains Road, EH9 3JQ Edinburgh, UK
Research group information
The ESTOOLS project completed its 4 years of activity. This website remains online as a reference archive.
For hESC and iPSC news and information go to: www.eurostemcell.org